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Overview of noun endemic

The noun endemic has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. endemic, endemic disease

(a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location)

2. endemic

(a plant that is native to a certain limited area; "it is an endemic found only this island")

Overview of adj endemic

The adj endemic has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. endemic, endemical

(of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality; "diseases endemic to the tropics"; "endemic malaria"; "food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world")

2. endemic

(native to or confined to a certain region; "the islands have a number of interesting endemic species")

3. autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, endemic, indigenous

(originating where it is found; "the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo"; "autochthonous rocks and people and folktales"; "endemic folkways"; "the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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